If you’re looking for bespoke kitchen cabinets, wardrobes or even a staircase for your home, then you’ll need to find a good joiner. They will create beautiful and often intricate pieces of furniture that may then be put together onsite by a carpenter. Having a clear idea of the kind of joinery you want to undertake is often the first step in finding the right joiner for you.
Check Qualifications and References
Before you think about hiring a joiner, ask friends, family and colleagues if they’ve had any similar work done and if they’d recommend the joiner they used. A good joiner will be happy to pass on the contact details of past clients so you can assess their work. You should also be able to see samples of their work so you can assess the style and quality.
You should now be in a position to make a shortlist and ask for quotes. Of course a strong recommendation can tip the balance, but it makes sense to go through the quotation process to get an idea of a fair price for the job.
Any professional and fully qualified joiner will be able to show you the relevant qualifications and insurances. These should be easy to verify.
Nail Down Specialisms and Time Scales
If you have a particular project in mind, then it makes sense to hire a joiner who has expertise in that area. If they specialise in the kind of work you want doing, all the better. There’s no point employing a master at kitchen cabinetry when you need new architraving for your period property.
Finally you’ll need to nail down a time scale and agree a final price. That’s why it’s important you get quotes from several joiners and employ the one that most closely matches your budget and vision.